Laurie Hertzel

Senior Editor | Books
Phone: 612-673-7302
Laurie Hertzel is the books editor for the Star Tribune, which means she spends hours every day opening boxes, and each night lugs home more books than anyone could read in a lifetime. But she’s not complaining and knows exactly how lucky she is to be paid to write about books. (When she’s not opening boxes.)

Recent content from Laurie Hertzel

Holiday books: 10 that reflect Minnesota and the region

From collected letters to collected stories, from memoir to adventure, these 10 books reflect Minnesota and the region.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 03:58 PM

Pat Conroy: Son of Santini

Nearly 40 years after “The Great Santini,” Pat Conroy follows his bestselling debut novel with a nonfiction sequel about his violent father.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Cambridge, Mass., library rejects collection of J.F. Powers' letters

The daughter of Minnesota literary lion J.F. Powers published his letters. The book was rejected.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 01:00 AM

Poet Robert Bly launches new collection in a poignant evening

A poignant evening with Robert Bly

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Lahiri and Erdrich discuss 'The Lowland' in Minneapolis

Jhumpa Lahiri had requested no photographs, so you will just have to imagine the scene: Two lovely, intense women, both...

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota poet Matt Rasmussen shortlisted for National Book Award

His book, “Black Ap­er­ture,” also won the Walt Whit­man Award.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 08:38 AM

Memoirists write from the heart

In their new books, Twin Cities writers Kevin Fenton and Kate Hopper focus on themes that continue to captivate them

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 08:54 PM

Great horned owlet has great adventure in Como Park

Every morning in early spring, the great horned owlets were hanging around the silver maple tree, too young to fly. And then one of them fell.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 06:44 AM

REVIEW: 'Gaddafi's Harem,' by Annick Cojean

NONFICTION: A French reporter uncovers evidence of systematic rape and torture throughout Moammar Gaddafi’s regime.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Books: Jhumpa Lahiri, Stephen King and more

Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri will be in conversation with Louise Erdrich on Oct. 9 in Minneapolis, and that is going to be one hot ticket to get.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 07:19 AM

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